• Poll: Only 22 Percent of Democrats Want to Abolish Private Insurance fo

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    The latest national poll of the Democratic presidential primary shows
    a three-way virtual tie for first place (Warren 20, Sanders 20, Biden
    19), with Biden suffering a surprisingly large 13-point drop since
    Monmouth surveyed voters in mid-June.

    Larry Sabato points out that the poll has a small sample size (only
    298 voters were interviewed), which means it has a wider than usual
    margin of error. And Fox News, CNN, and Morning Consult have all
    conducted polls in August showing Biden with a double-digit lead.

    We’ll know soon enough whether the Monmouth poll is an outlier or a
    leading indicator in the Democratic primary, but one very interesting
    finding in the poll (one that can’t be chalked up to a large margin of
    error) is the contradictory evidence about the popularity of Medicare
    for All among Democrats.

    As the New York Times has reported: At “the heart of the ‘Medicare for
    all’ proposals championed by Senator Bernie Sanders and many Democrats
    is a revolutionary idea: Abolish private health insurance.”

    But Monmouth reports:

    On the issue of health care, 58% of party voters say it
    is very important to them that the Democrats nominate
    someone who supports “Medicare for All.” Another 23%
    say it is somewhat important, 10% say it is not important,
    and 9% are unsure. However, it is not clear that Medicare
    for All means the same thing to all voters. When asked
    specifically about what type of health insurance system
    they prefer, 53% of Democratic voters say they want a
    system that offers an opt in to Medicare while retaining
    the private insurance market. Just 22% say they want to
    move to a system where Medicare for All replaces private
    insurance. Another 7% prefer to keep insurance private for
    people under 65 but regulate the costs and 11% want to
    leave the system basically as it is now.

    So 81 percent of Democrats say it is “very” or “somewhat” important
    that the Democratic nominee support Medicare for All, but 78 percent
    of Democrats do not support the provision at “the heart of Medicare
    for All.” The two candidates most committed to abolishing private
    insurance, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth “I’m with Bernie” Warren, are
    tied for first place in the poll. And the candidate who has tried to
    give Democrats exactly what they say they want — something called
    “Medicare for All” that doesn’t abolish private insurance — has
    suffered in the Democratic primary precisely because of her
    maneuverings on the issue.

    NOW WATCH: 'Democratic 2020 Candidates Ready to Clash at Debates' https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/poll-only-22-percent-of-democrats-want-to-abolish-private-insurance-for-medicare-for-all

    Watching Democrats come up with schemes to "catch Trump" is like
    watching Wile E. Coyote trying to catch Road Runner.

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